Gillard comments on SCA phone prank

Staff Writer

The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has released a statement regarding the death of a nurse involved in the Hot 30 phone prank, saying the incident is a 'terrible tragedy', she went on to say; "Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time". 

Meantime, Coles has become the first advertiser to pull their ads from 2Day FM as fallout from the Royal Prank call continues.

Joining them in this move were Telstra who said they were suspending "advertising on the station until an investigation into the issue has concluded''. Optus are also said to be considering their position.

A Telstra spokesman said; "(we have suspended) advertising on the station until an investigation into the issue has concluded". 

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has also spoken today, saying that the nurse's death was "dreadful and tragic", and referenced that there have been complaints to the ACMA regarding the call; 

"The decision about whether to investigate the call for possible breaches of the commercial radio codes of practice is one for the independent regulator".

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